Publisher : The Society of Naval Architects of Korea
DOI : 10.3744/SNAK.2015.52.6.460
Title & Authors
Experimental Study of the Free Roll Decay Test for the Evaluation of Roll Damping Coefficients Kim, Namwoo; Kim, Yong Jig; Ha, Youngrok;
In general ships and FPSOs, roll damping is very small and consequently roll motion is very large at the roll resonance frequency. Proper evaluation of the roll damping coefficient at the resonance frequency is an important task in the study of roll motion and usually it is done by the analysis of free roll decay tests. The relative decrement method based on energy relation has been used mainly for the evaluation of roll damping coefficient from the roll decay test so far. As another method, the logarithmic decrement method based on equivalent linear decay assumption can be used for the same purpose and it is relatively simple. In this paper, both of the relative decrement method and the logarithmic decrement method are used for the evaluation of roll damping coefficient including quadratic damping from the free roll decay tests, and their results are cross-checked for verifying the obtained damping coefficients. Through applications to a box-type floating body equiped with bilge keels, it is shown that the two methods give almost the same damping coefficients in a practical view point and the cross-check of their results is to be a good tool to prevent a possible error. And also the quantitative effects of the bilge keels on the roll damping of box-type floating body are shown and discussed.
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